The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

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Looking for an editor or proofreader?

The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for around 600 SfEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.

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Training in editing and proofreading

Our workshops and online training courses will give you the skills you need to become a better editor or proofreader.

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The SfEP is a membership organisation for editors and proofreaders. Find out more about our structure, benefits of membership and how you can join us.

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Find out about the activities and resources that help make the SfEP what it is – a welcoming, supportive network of editorial professionals.

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Conference booking now open

Join us at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, from 16 to 18 September for the SfEP conference and AGM. The conference is an opportunity to explore new skills and ideas while networking and socialising with editorial colleagues. Speakers include the journalist and author Oliver Kamm and the linguist Lynne Murphy.

Book by 28 April to claim the early-bird discount.

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Join us at the London Book Fair

SfEP will be at the London Book Fair from 14 to 16 March 2017. Find us at Stand 1F49 opposite the Author HQ in the West Hall Upper.

New this year: We're running an interactive seminar on Wednesday 15 March, 10–11 am, called Editing matters: Doesn't it? led by Ian Howe. Do join us, bring friends and colleagues, and drop by our stand too.

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Find out about editing and proofreading

Find the answers to common questions about editing and proofreading.

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See our range of guides

Our online shop has a range of guides to editing, marketing, project pricing and more. Specifically written for editors and proofreaders, these short guides will help you to get started or develop your career. All guides are exclusive to the SfEP.

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